SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Information

SARS-CoV-2 also known as COVID-19 virus has caused a worldwide pandemic resulting in over 500,000 deaths in the United States alone to date.  The rate and mode of transmission is rapid and linked to close contact, person to person, respiratory droplets and airborne particles.  Prior to release of three currently approved vaccines, the only way to stop or slow progression of transmission was to wear a mask, use of proper hand hygiene and social distancing.  With the release of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines, over 174, 879, 716 doses have been administered to Americans.  These vaccines have shown to safe and efficacious against the COVID-19 virus.  The decision to get vaccinated or not remains up to the individual person, the end goal is to safely end this year long pandemic and global health crisis.

Dr. Thomas J. Purgason, M.D., FACP, PA

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